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Havana airport, named José Martí airport in honor of the famous Cuban independence fighter, is located 15 km from the city center.
The airport is organized into 4 terminals, of which the 3rd is the largest.
You will find at Havana airport ATMs and currency exchange offices.
Internet access (for a fee) and public telephones are also available.
The airport has 2,000 parking spaces spread over 3 terminals and modest duty free shops for last minute shopping. Be careful, thieves are rampant in Havana airport. (We still haven’t mourned the loss of our camera!!!).
Keep your belongings (very) close to you and don’t let them out of your sight.
Getting to the center / beaches of Havana from the airport
Taxis are available at the airport exit.
To get to the center of the city, the trip will cost you between 20 and 25 CUC for 20 to 30 minutes in a cab.
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Administrative formalities upon arrival
Upon arrival at the Havana airport, you will of course have to go through customs.
There, the customs officers will make sure that you have completed the necessary administrative formalities to enter the country (tourist card and insurance).
Since Cubans like to take their time (that’s an understatement!), the passage through customs can be a little long.
Administrative formalities at departure
When you leave the country, you will have to go through customs again at Havana airport, where customs officers will make sure that you have not exceeded the legal quantities of cigars and rum that tourists are allowed to bring back from Cuba.